Annual hoedown, Succor Creek cleanup, history lesson and more on tap for Malheur County

There will be dancing in the streets this Friday at the fourth annual Hoedown put on by Saint Alphonsus Foundation – Ontario.

The fun takes place from 6 to 11 p.m. at Southeast 3rd Avenue in Ontario.

Jesse Dayne and the Sagebrush Drifters will provide the music, and there will be dinner, dancing, a live auction and no-host bar. Tickets cost $20 and are available at Halcom State Farm, Ontario Area Chamber, and Berts Growler Garage.

Proceeds go toward scholarships for students pursuing education in health care fields. Sponsors include Andersen Construction Foundation and Halcom State Farm. 

CREEK: The fourth annual Succor Creek cleanup will be held Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers should bring lunch and sun protection and meet at the Succor Creek State Natural Area. Water and gloves will be provided. The goal will be to clean up any trash around the campground and remove Scottish Thistle, an invasive weed. 

HISTORY: Steve Trout of Trout Architects in Boise will speak at the Malheur Country Historical Society on Thursday, May 9, in Ontario. He will discuss plans for the restoration of the First Bank in Vale, which is on the National Historic Register. 

The meeting will be in Room 110, Weese Building, on the Treasure Valley Community College campus. Lunch is available at 11:30 with the speaker to start at noon.

WELLNESS: The annual Spring into Wellness health fairs continue this month in Malheur County communities. The schedule includes Thursday, May 16, from 3-5:30 p.m., Willowcreek Elementary School; Saturday, May 18, 5-8 p.m., Ontario Lions Park; Thursday, May 23, 1-4 p.m., Harper School; and Thursday, June 13, 3-6 p.m., Vale Hotel.

CONCERT: The Treasure Valley Symphony presents an evening of pops music Friday, May 17, at Four Rivers Cultural Center. The show is at 7:30 p.m. in the Meyer-McLean Theatre. Admission is $10, and tickets are available at the door. The proceeds benefit TVCC music students.

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